Dance That Turkey Off!

I hope everyone had good times over Thanksgiving with family and friends.  I am writing this on a JetBlue flight back to Seattle from Boston.  I had a wonderful trip to see family in New England including a weekend in New York City. We are truly grateful for all of you who continue to support what we are trying to do here, as we again get ready for this Friday’s party.  There is great reward for us in your turning up on the hottest of nights, Labor Day Weekend and recently rainiest of nights.

We are working to do much more than just give you a club experience.  We are working to build community.  Connecting us to one another while financially supporting local organizations that support or community.  It is evident each month as many return and new people join us.  We love hearing, “How could I have not known about this?”  More and more we see friends gathering to celebrate a birthday or just to have a good time together.  Many people meet downtown Bremerton for dinner first or take in the ArtWalk always on that first Friday.  Some of you start at home and just pre-funk with friends.   I’ve heard of more than a few after parties and even been invited to some.  Oh, and there is always breakfast after at Shari’s or Denny’s.  People are connecting and as Martha Stewart would say “It’s a Good Thing.”

Speaking of good things, we’ve added the lounge area, which is open to all on a first come basis unless it is reserved.  We continue to work with the Eagles to improve bar service.  We are working on creating another fabulous New Year’s Eve party again this year.  The theme is Twilight Wonderland and will evoke a winter forest at night.  Just as you would expect, we’ll keep cover low and provide a high quality event.  Please get your tickets early to help us plan.  Let’s repeat the fun times from last year.

There is a party this Friday, December 4th.  DJ Matt Stands, resident DJ at Seattle’s Cuff Complex, returns to keep the dance floor grooving to the latest club sounds.  Doors open at 9pm.  They do serve a good steak dinner downstairs before hand for under $10.  We are still 21 and over only.  Don’t forget that the door and bar only accept cash.  There is an ATM downstairs and others nearby.  So, come join us Friday night and let’s dance off those Thanksgiving pounds together!

Thanks again for your support! It’s a good thing.

For the Red Star crew,

Michael

P.S.  We are looking for some regular volunteers to join the Red Star crew to set up and break down.  Let us know if you are interested.

Naughty and Nice

Last month’s party had over 150 attend but it felt low because of the previous two parties and the number of folks hanging out in the downstairs bar where it is quieter.  The trend is definitely still climbing and we’re glad you keep coming back.  We continue to draw new people from further and further away.  As we continue to grow help us out by being friendly to our newest friends.

Naughty or Nice?This month, we are excited to be bringing back DJ Matt Stands – resident DJ at the Cuff in Seattle and Twisted in Everett.  Matt was a big hit at our Pride Party and we’re glad to have him back for Naughty November.  Plan to party with us and be a little naughty.

Hopefully we’ll be celebrating the APPROVE Referendum 71 campaign!  It’s Justin’s birthday that night.  Also,  Ricky and Mandi are planning to celebrate their “Dirty, Nerdy, Thirty” birthday party with us.

Doors open at 9pm and we stay open till 2am.  This event is 21 and over.  Cover is $5 at the door.  Drinks are really reasonably priced.  The bar is cash only.  There is a typical bar ATM downstairs and a Chase ATM located on the same block.

Enter the Eagles upstairs at 205 6th street.  If you drive, there is plenty of parking available in the area.  Most of it is free and the word on the street is that the nearby pay-lots are not checked that late.  The lot next to the Eagles on Washington is reserved for their members – the good people who allow us to turn their hall in to a big gay bar.

Plan to spend New Year’s Eve with us.  We are planning to deliver another great event!

Be safe and enjoy your Halloween!  Check out the Halloween showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Admiral Theatre at Midnight.  Doors open at 10:30 and it’s only $7.

I only wanted something else to do but hang around…

I still have Pet Shop Boys songs in my head ofter their recent concert.  I often say that living in Kitsap County we have to make our own fun.  Red Star is the third version of a gay night in Bremerton that I have been involved with over the years that I’ve lived here.  The first was Paragon and it was held at the Eagles.  Started when a couple had a commitment ceremony reception and thought they should do it more often.  The next was NightOut which was started to build community and provide opportunities to do HIV prevention work.  Red Star was started to provide a quality club night.  Originally on Callow until G-Style Knights abruptly closed and it too moved to the Eagles.  Our first night had 80 people attend.   Last month at our first ever White Party we had 200 – it was our second busiest night ever.  Second only to this year’s Pride Party. Oh, and be sure to check out the White Party pictures on our Facebook page.   I couldn’t be happier with the support that the community has for this event.  It’s alot of hard work from volunteers.  We work hard to do right by you.  We have given thousands of dollars back to the community.  Thanks to all of you. I only wanted something else to do but hang around…

Come make some fun with us.  We’re at the Bremerton Eagles this Friday night at 9pm.  Come early – the Eagles serves Steak dinners downstairs and it’s open to the public.  Don’t forget that if it’s too crowded or noisy upstairs you can sneak downstairs for a bit.

See you then – Michael

Red Star…

  • First Fridays at 9 PM to close
  • Eagles in Bremerton – Upstairs
  • Corner of 6th and Washington
  • $5 cover – supports local lgbt organizations
  • Plenty of Parking Nearby. Do Not Use Eagle’s Lot

For regular updates to your cell phone TEXT redstarparty to 69302.